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  • (Sumbawa, Lesser Sunda Islands, Dutch East Indies), Indonesia
    Monday Apr 10, 1815

    Disasters with highest death tolls

    1815 Eruption of Mount Tambora

    (Sumbawa, Lesser Sunda Islands, Dutch East Indies), Indonesia
    Monday Apr 10, 1815

    The 1815 eruption of Mount Tambora was the most powerful in human recorded history, with a Volcanic Explosivity Index (VEI) of 7. Although its eruption reached a violent climax on 10 April 1815, increased steaming and small phreatic eruptions occurred during the next six months to three years. Tanguy pointed out that there may have been additional victims on Bali and East Java because of famine and disease. Their estimate was 11,000 Oppenheimer wrote that there were at least 71,000 deaths in total. Reid has estimated that 100,000 people on Sumbawa, Bali, and other locations died from the direct and indirect effects of the eruption.




  • Semarang, Dutch East Indies (Present-Day Indonesia)
    Monday May 21, 1860

    Willem Einthoven

    Birth

    Semarang, Dutch East Indies (Present-Day Indonesia)
    Monday May 21, 1860

    Willem Einthoven was born in Semarang on Java in the Dutch East Indies (now Indonesia), the son of Louise Marie Mathilde Caroline (de Vogel) and Jacob Einthoven.




  • Indonesia
    Sunday Aug 26, 1883

    Disasters with highest death tolls

    1883 Eruption of Krakatoa

    Indonesia
    Sunday Aug 26, 1883

    The 1883 eruption of Krakatoa (Indonesian: Krakatau ) in the Sunda Strait began on the afternoon of Sunday, 26 August 1883, and peaked on the late morning of Monday, 27 August 1883, when over 70% of the island of Krakatoa and its surrounding archipelago were destroyed as it collapsed into a caldera. At least 36,417 deaths are attributed to the eruption and the tsunamis it created.




  • Indonesia
    Monday May 19, 1919

    Disasters with highest death tolls

    Mount Kelud

    Indonesia
    Monday May 19, 1919

    On May 19, 1919, an eruption at Kelud killed an estimated 5,000 people, mostly through hot mudflows (also known as "lahars").




  • Dutch East Indies (present-day Indonesia)
    Monday Dec 8, 1941

    World War II

    The Dutch East Indies campaign

    Dutch East Indies (present-day Indonesia)
    Monday Dec 8, 1941

    The Dutch East Indies campaign of 1941–1942 was the conquest of the Dutch East Indies (present-day Indonesia) by forces from the Empire of Japan. Forces from the Allies attempted unsuccessfully to defend the islands. The East Indies were targeted by the Japanese for their rich oil resources which would become a vital asset during the war.




  • Bandung, Indonesia
    Monday Apr 18, 1955

    W. E. B. Du Bois

    U.S. government prevented Du Bois from attending the 1955 Bandung Conference

    Bandung, Indonesia
    Monday Apr 18, 1955

    The U.S. government prevented Du Bois from attending the 1955 Bandung Conference in Indonesia.




  • West Kalimantan, Indonesia
    Tuesday Oct 26, 1965

    Communist insurgency in Sarawak

    North Kalimantan People's Army was formed

    West Kalimantan, Indonesia
    Tuesday Oct 26, 1965

    The North Kalimantan People's Army was formed by Bong Kee Chok near Melawi River in West Kalimantan with the assistance of the PKI on 26 October 1965.


  • Kalimantan, Indonesia
    Friday Jul 22, 1966

    Communist insurgency in Sarawak

    Malaysian Prime Minister Tunku Abdul Rahman estimated that there were approximately 700 Communists

    Kalimantan, Indonesia
    Friday Jul 22, 1966

    By 22 July 1966, the Malaysian Prime Minister Tunku Abdul Rahman estimated that there were approximately 700 Communists in Indonesian Kalimantan and about 2,000 sympathisers.


  • West Kalimantan, Indonesia
    Tuesday Mar 25, 1969

    Communist insurgency in Sarawak

    Indonesian forces eliminated the Third Branch of the SPGF at Songkong

    West Kalimantan, Indonesia
    Tuesday Mar 25, 1969

    On 25 March 1969, Indonesian forces eliminated the Third Branch of the SPGF at Songkong in West Kalimantan following a two-day battle, wiping out the Sarawak People's Guerrilla Force's largest corps.


  • North Kalimantan, Indonesia
    Sunday Jul 13, 1969

    Communist insurgency in Sarawak

    Sarawak Communist Organisation created the North Kalimantan People's Guerrilla Force

    North Kalimantan, Indonesia
    Sunday Jul 13, 1969

    To replace the decimated SPGF, the Sarawak Communist Organisation created the North Kalimantan People's Guerrilla Force at Nonok on 13 July 1969.


  • North Kalimantan, Indonesia
    Monday Mar 30, 1970

    Communist insurgency in Sarawak

    Head of the Sarawak People's Guerrillas in Sarawak's First Division, formed the North Kalimantan Communist Party

    North Kalimantan, Indonesia
    Monday Mar 30, 1970

    On 30 March 1970, Wen Ming Chyuan, the Head of the Sarawak People's Guerrillas in Sarawak's First Division, formed the North Kalimantan Communist Party.


  • IIndonesia
    Thursday Aug 14, 1997

    1997 Asian financial crisis

    A Free-floating exchange rate

    IIndonesia
    Thursday Aug 14, 1997

    On 14 August 1997, the managed floating exchange regime was replaced by a free-floating exchange rate arrangement. The rupiah dropped further. The IMF came forward with a rescue package of $23 billion, but the rupiah was sinking further amid fears over corporate debts, massive selling of rupiah, and strong demand for dollars.


  • Mountainous terrain, Medan, North Sumatra
    Friday Sep 26, 1997

    Plane Accidents

    Garuda Indonesia Flight 152

    Mountainous terrain, Medan, North Sumatra
    Friday Sep 26, 1997

    Airbus A300B4-220, Garuda Indonesia Flight 152, which departed from Jakarta, Indonesia, and was preparing to land at Medan, North Sumatra, crashed into mountainous terrain, killing 222 passengers and 12 crew members. The causes included turning left instead of right as instructed by the ATC and descending below the assigned altitude of 2,000 feet due to pilot error.


  • Indonesia
    Friday Jan 9, 1998

    1997 Asian financial crisis

    11,000 rupiah to 1 U.S. dollar

    Indonesia
    Friday Jan 9, 1998

    The rate plunged to over 11,000 rupiah to 1 U.S. dollar on 9 January 1998, with spot rates over 14,000 during 23–26 January and trading again over 14,000 for about six weeks during June–July 1998.


  • Indonesia
    Thursday Dec 31, 1998

    1997 Asian financial crisis

    the rate was almost exactly 8,000 to 1 U.S. dollar

    Indonesia
    Thursday Dec 31, 1998

    On 31 December 1998, the rate was almost exactly 8,000 to 1 U.S. dollar. Indonesia lost 13.5% of its GDP that year.


  • Indonesia
    Friday Jan 23, 2015

    OnePlus

    Partnering with Lazada Indonesia

    Indonesia
    Friday Jan 23, 2015

    OnePlus made its products available in Southeast Asia for the first time, partnering with Lazada Indonesia on 23 January 2015 and was expected to expand during that year throughout the region.


  • Indonesia
    Tuesday Sep 25, 2018

    Disasters with highest death tolls

    2018 Sulawesi Earthquake and Tsunami

    Indonesia
    Tuesday Sep 25, 2018

    On 28 September 2018, a shallow, large earthquake struck in the neck of the Minahasa Peninsula, Indonesia, with its epicentre located in the mountainous Donggala Regency, Central Sulawesi. The magnitude 7.5 quake was located 70 km (43 mi) away from the provincial capital Palu and was felt as far away as Samarinda on East Kalimantan and also in Tawau, Malaysia. The combined effects of the earthquake and tsunami led to the deaths of an estimated 4,340 people.


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